Relatively new to the game, but I am trying to work my way up to an Large S class for each of the basic types. Along the way I have picked up a few extra ships I need to dispose of. Does it make more sense to take them to a station and scrap them for cash and upgrades, then buy the new one for cash? Or hang out until I see the ship I want and get the trade in discount?
At a glance, the trade value and scrap value seems to be the same. But I think the scrap option has the potential to give some extras on top of the money. Which would imply that scrapping them would put me ahead of the curve when compared to the trade option.
Has anyone done analysis in this area since the salvage option was added to confirm? Most of what my google foo has turned up predates the salvage option, and I haven't been able to locate any discussion around this point.